John Wyer

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Lotts & Co: new gourmet grocery store in Clontarf

Have you checked out your local restaurant recently? Chances are it has morphed into a grocery shop, or a wine store, or a wet fish counter, or a deli(...)

Gaz Smith outside his restaurant  Michael’s of Mount Merrion. ‘I see the blended use of space being with us for a while.’ Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

“Dublin city centre is an absolute disaster. It’s a tumbleweed situation, especially after 6pm when businesses close. Last night we did 16 people, and(...)

Forest Avenue restaurant in Dublin 4, which has temporarily closed and re-opened as a food shop. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“Are you waiting for the pub to open?” There was a definite note of longing in the voice of the tourist addressing people in the queue outside the Sus(...)

It’s an institution that seemed in danger of crumbling for a while. Lunch looked like the least loved of our three meals a day, fuel to be consumed wh(...)

Aimsir: head chef Jordan Bailey and wife and general manager Majken Bech Bailey in the Co Kildare restaurant, which won two Michelin stars. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Ireland has five new Michelin-starred restaurants, and seven new stars, following the launch of the French tyre company’s Michelin Guide Great Britain(...)

Sandy Wyer (left), of Forest & Marcy and Forest Avenue, with Liz Matthews of Uno Mas and Etto. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“I said I’d help him out, at the start, until things got better in the construction industry.” Famous last words. More than five years later, Liz Mat(...)

Aldi is selling professional-looking crêpe makers.

Seán Hussey’s grandfather started Hussey & Sons Fruit and Veg in 1947 with a five-acre site in Kinsealy, north Dublin. He grew vegetables and brou(...)

Gareth (Gaz) Smith, centre, new owner of Michael’s Italian in Mount Merrion, with chefs Gul Azam left and Ahmer Ansari

Seasonal Sundays Sundays have become a time to celebrate seasonal, organic Irish vegetables at Forest & Marcy on Leeson Street in Dublin, John a(...)

 John and Sandy Wyer at their home in Ringsend, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

John and Sandy Wyer are restaurateurs who own Forest Avenue and Forest & Marcy, both in Dublin 4. John, a chef, is originally from Glanmire in Cor(...)

Pliny the Elder described butter as being “held as the most delicate of food among barbarous nations”

Over a recent meal at Forest & Marcy, the little sister restaurant to John and Sandy Wyer’s Forest Avenue near Dublin’s Grand Canal, there w(...)

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